Contributed on Aug 21, 2006
This is the 3rd in a series of the New Testament 3:16’s.
Introduction I. John the Baptist brought a message of the need for repentance before God. II. Luke, quoting from Isaiah chapter 40, wrote that John was, A. “The voice of one crying in the wilderness; Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight. 5 Every valley will be ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2006
This is a continuation of a series working through the 3"16’s of the New Testament
Introduction I. I heard a neat story at PBU on Wednesday, told by a pastor from Calvary Church at Souderton. A. The pastor told of how nine years ago, as a student in a bible college down south, he had been required to perform a ministry, as all students were. B. He decided that, even ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2006
In order to be a committed follower of Christ, we must allow Him to "Remove The Veil" of our understanding.
Introduction I. This morning our “base” verse is 2 Corinthians 3:16 - “but whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” A. 2nd Corinthians was written by the Apostle Paul, most believe around A.D. 55, approximately 25 years or so after the crucifixion of Christ. B. Many ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2006
Power For the Church is found in depth of relationship with Christ.
Introduction I. Our foundational verse this morning is Ephesians 3, verse 16 - 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; II. The letter to the Ephesians, and in particular Chapter 3 is speaking of the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2006
For Paul, knowing Christ, constantly moving closer in his relationship with Christ, and doing so with others was of primary importance.
Introduction I. I personally was not, but I have certainly heard the zeal of some that have been; born in a Christian “home” that is. A. I must believe that it would be a great benefit to have a strong Christian heritage. 1. I was once in a prayer group with a pastor, whose ancestry ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2006
Paul speaks of the correct article of clothing for the committed follower of Jesus Christ.
Introduction: I. Last week as we looked at “What is Really Important” you may recall that Paul was speaking of his desire to “lay hold” of Christ. A. Simply stated, Paul’s desire was to be so closely identified with Christ, that when people looked at him, all they could see was ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2006
Many churches based the success or failure of their ministries on how many people come. God’s standard is somwhat different.
Introduction I. What is the determining factor between success and failure? A. Pappa John’s pizza has a mission statement of “To produce the best possible pizza at the most affordable price.” B. Now you may not like Pappa John’s pizza, and you may not think it is the most affordable, but ...read more